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Sep 14, 2010 7:00pm PDT
>> good evening. it's tuesday september 14th. i'm gasia mikaelian. federal investigators tonight are it's tuesday september 14th. i'm gasia mikaelian. federal investigators tonight are calling on witnesses to tell their stories as the investigation into the cause of the pipeline explosion moves forward. the governor is scheduled to tower the site tomorrow afternoon. today we get first-hand reports from the firefighters that head into the blast site and heard dispatch tapes and they want to know whether people smelt natural gas before it blew. >> it failed, that means it's unlikely there would be a gas fail. if it was because of a leak, there would be a smell. >> the agency says they have received # 0 e-mails but only one person reported smelling gas. the pipeline is on its way to washington d.c. for inspection. >>> also today the county board of supervisors declared a state of emergency. at the same time, the emotional toll is weighing on homeowner's who's lives have been changed forever. >> the images of charred remains in the middle of the san bruno neighborhood are tough to gr
KICU
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm PDT
san bruno. >> goodevening. it's friday september 24th. i'm gasia mikaelian, this is bay area news at 7:00. a federal judge in san jose removed a major hurdle setting the stanl for california's first execution in more than four years and it might happen next week. executions have been on hold since february 2006 when the district judge thought that california's procedure was unconstitutional. they built a new death chamber and constituted a new single- drug. he was convicted of raping a murdering a 15-year-old girl in 1980. the legal experts say that brown still has avenues to appeal. >> i think it's impossible to predict and there's too many legal uncertainties. we have court cases going b on in state court and federal court. >> the judge has given brown the choice of the three drug method previously used or the new single-drug method. we have an entire section covering the death penalty on our home page. just click the tab at the top of our home page www.ktvu.com. >>> we're learning the details of a death of an inmate. the man's death is sparking a criminal investigation and now a l
KICU
Sep 21, 2010 7:00pm PDT
tuesday september 21st, i am gasia mikaelian. it is dinner time around the bay area, many of us are eating at home more often. a popular dining guide published its annual dining guide with food for thought how the economy is impacting restaurants. mike. >> reporter: gasia, it is tuesday night here in september and this spot along northern water front, well, it is not quite happening but then again this is san francisco and san francis cans have their favorites, that is one reason why some restaurants in the city are having a good year. the kitchen of a san francisco classic. the service according to customer, spot on. this is the grill. >>>ly. >> reporter: its doors opened back in 1849 survived an earthquake, depression and a number of recessions. >> our portions have not shrunk. our quality has not sacrificed whatsoever we still bring in the freshest products available. >> reporter: and fresh is important. the new 2011 zaagat consumer survey is out 80% of diners want organic products available. >> i think people are being much more careful about what they spend, they are cutting ou
KICU
Sep 23, 2010 7:00pm PDT
>>> an emotional day for home own ires in san bruno. -- homeowners in san bruno. . >>> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> good evening, it is thursday september 23rd, i'm gasia mikaelian, this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> well it has been a record 85 days without a state budget. but tonight delayed word indicating progress and a tentative deal. the big five showed they reached what they decided as a framework for a potential budget solution. they did not give details about the agreements. hopefully we can come to a final agreement with the leaders on monday. in that point there is a process in legislation of drafting the language and debating it on the floor and the assembly. it takes a few days there. we are ready to move on and tackle the other issues that are facing the state. >> the leaders met in los angeles today. they plan to resume talks next week on finding a way to close the $19 billion budget short fall. >>> a new exclusive field poll indicates democrat senator, boxer, increased her lead over carla fereina. boxer is up by 6% with 6 weeks left before the election. but it is not boxer's numbers that are going up. we now have a live report, christian? >> reporter: this is the latest field poll. the latest take taken since they taken off in their debate. it shows barbara boxer widening her lead in all age groups among men and women. >> reporter: since july boxer's support held steady while ferena's decline in support is with ads from boxer's campaign. >> when you are talking about massive layoffs, which we did ... >> reporter: the field poll indicates since july the unfavorable ratings jumped. they say boxer's strategy appears to be working. >> what boxer is atempting to do with her advertising is to try to define fiorina for those voters before fiorina has a chance to define herself. >> reporter: while more voters have an unfavorable feel of fiorina but boxer's has increased and her unfavorable rating has tkrobed. troubling for fiorina, that they are not letting on. after spending millions on attack ads boxer was only able to move 3% of voters. while the poll indicates 88% of likely voters made up their mind 12% of voters say they are still considering their choice. >> you hear so much information and you don't know which is correct. and you read and you still don't understand it. i am not really sure. i am in the middle. you know, i can go either way. >> reporter: there is an upside for fiorina it isa that she has been able to boost her name recognition. 72% of voters know who she is compared to 93% of voter who's recognize boxer's name. now with six weeks to go fiorina is facing another problem, money. boxer has a lot of moniy to spend on ads on a state that is already mostly democrat. >>> jerry broken spoke against proposition 83 to suspend california's landmark greenhouse gas emission law. his opponent meg whitman announced she opposes the measure but she wents to suspend the law for a year and make changes to it. as it stands right now it is a job killer. >>> well, the 10 candidates speaking oakland's top office are locked in a debate that started moments ago. the mayor's debate is taking place at kaiser center auditorium in downtown. oakland is using a ranked choice system in the election. you can choose the top three candidates and if no one gets 50% of the vote the vote is redistributed. when the debate concludes we will post it for you on our web site. and we will have a complete report on our 10:00 news. >>> it has been two weeks since the san bruno gas pipeline disaster. now the state is ordered to look into what happened and probe the safety of pg&e pipeline. the commission today ordered the creation of independent review panel, including a group of experts selected in the next 60 days. the commission has ordered pg&e to pay for the panel and they must make all of the people ready for interviewed and release all of the records for the pipeline that ruptured. >>> crews started the next face of cleanup. demolishing the first of three dozen homes destroyed in the fire. the three homes leveled today is one on fair month and the other on earl and the third on claremon avenue. >> reporter: rick stopped to look at the damage done here. he has run through this neighborhood every day since the explosion. >> i live a couple of blocks from the actual blast site explosion. off of earl. >> you have been running every day since it happen instead. >> i never stopped since friday. then what i was evacuated i ran at the hotel and came back one sunday and ran -- started running again on monday. >> reporter: but today this devastating view began to change as demolition work began in this ravaged neighborhood. the county tuesday should take three weeks and an estimate tkhr-d 2 million to clear the debris field . it is a process that will be done carefully and monitored very closely. >> what i see, basically, is all of the ash and the debris. there is obviously safety issues, physical nature, nails and things. but it is really the ash and the ability of it to get in the storm drains and the bay and become airborne. that is the potential for the public health concern. >> reporter: the county says 25 homeowners agreed to let the county do the work. 10 others are considering it. two red tagged homeowners are trying to figure out if they can rebuild. peterson says he has one goal. >> my main goal is to have a neighborhood back. >> reporter: but for rick silverman it is not just about demolition or rebuilding it is about the people who once called this neighborhood home. >> well, what would make me feel better is to see the people that lost their homes come back because i talked to so many people that said they will not come back no matter what happies because the pipe is still there, back to you. >> on capitol hill the san bruno disaster created a new urgency on efforts to update the safety rules. the house panels for test for members of the natural gas and oil pipeline industry. the second of what promisees to be a series of congressional hearings on the issue. earlier this week the senators feinstein and boxer introduced a bill to double the number of pipeline inspectors and implement new safety measures. >>> providing help for americans americans as of today insurance companies can not kapsel customers when they become ill. also, companies must offer the children of customers insurance until they are 26 years old. that is two years older than before. provisions are set to take effect if future years f. they take control of congress this fall they will try to repeal the law. >>> with just a few days to go before the start of training camp the golden state warriors are on the verge of making a coaching change. the sources close to the warriors say the team's new ourpbers decided to part company with john nelson. assistant coach keith smart is expected to take over. nelson has one year left on his contract with golden state and would receive the full $6 million he was due to make. >>> a 24-year-old man was found guilty of first-degree murder today for killing a san francisco police officer. officer nick tomosito was killed when a van the police were pursuing crashed in his patrol car in 2006. the van driver was fleeing the police after a string of robberies with three other men. at the time officers complained he had a long criminal history and should have been behind bars already. >>> in the east bay the police are asking parents and children to be on alert as they investigate several attempts by strangers to lure children. the attempts have taken place in the past 1 1/2 weeks. they happened in brentwood, walnut creek. the police tell us that a man tried to lure the children by telling them their parents asked them to walk them to their soccer games. similar incidents taken place near the middle school and at the shopping center in walnut creek. >> the juvenile did not know who he was but that he was supposed to pick him up. and, i guess it was a clue to the young man because he did not know who he was to wonder off. the young man walked off. >> the police say the case in different cities appear to be unrelated. >>> the state department of food and agriculture today issued a quarantine order to stop the spread of destructive pests. moths were trapped in southern sanna claira county. the deputy is proposing quarantine areas. they will have items that may contain grape moths. the first one was found last year in napa, others have been found since in a number of counties including sanoma, salono, and san joaquin. >>> well, the pleasant hill b.a.r.t station now has a new name. pleasant hill contra costa center b.a.r.t station. the board of directors voted to approve the name change. they tuesday better represents the transit village where the station is located. the 140 acre site including 2800 residential units and triple a. changes b.a.r.t maps, schedules, brochures will cost $414,000. b.a.r.t officials say the cost will be paid by the contra costa county redevelopment agency and the transit village developer. >>> meanwhile, b.a.r.t hosted a drive to help low income job seekers. donations were collected today. people dropped off about 2,000 items of gently warn clothing and accessories. the first clothing drive benefits the nonprofit group wardrobe for opportunity. the organization provides job placement and image workshop for job seekers at the locations in oakland and concord. >>> families across the east bay are left wondering what they will do after the officials at ac transit approve major service cuts. >>> with the holiday shopping season approaching the bay area could be in for a big shop in the art. >> see who is getting ready to hire. >>> and the comments that prompted the u.s.elgation to walk out during an address at the united nations. . >>> the bay area warming trend continues, coming up the one day a few neighborhoods could top 100 degrees. . >>> a ruptured gas line forced e evacuations. a road crustruck a pipe. residents were allowed back home a few hours later. they capped the leak at 5:30 this morning. >>> the board of directors has changes to their bus service. there are plans to change the weekend lines as soon as december. it may leave hundreds of families without options. >> reporter: 31 is not just a bus line it is a lifeline. >> i do not drive. and, because of this i need the bus for everywhere i go. >> reporter: the 31 runs from alamed appoint through parts of alameda and ends in emeryville. but they do not consider the route a major quarter. so it is one of 36 routes that the district is eliminating on weekends beginning in december. wheeler, who has health problems, says she will stranded on an island without a suitable way to get to grocery stores, church or anywhere else. >> if this goes away especially on the weekend no life. the fact of the matter is we have nothing here to say that we have any community help like people with cars. >> reporter: this mother of two was once home skp-ls now getting back on her feet. without bus service she worries about getting to doctor appointment >> my son has asthma. sometimes i have to bring him to children's hospital. it is hard to get him there. >> reporter: and places such as this bike shop worry about their weekend customer >> the business could drop off as a result of the 31 being cut. it will effect us. >> even though you are poor you want to have a life. >> reporter: passengers who rely on this 31 say they will lobby to get their line reinstated but the transit officials say if they are successful another route would have to be eliminated. ktvu channel 2 news. >>> president barack obama today addressed the united nation's general assembly. he called on another nations to rally behind the peace process. the president said if an agreement is not reached palestinians will never know the dignity of having their own state. israelis will never have security. >> more blood will be shed. this holy land will remain a symbol of our differences instead of our common humanity. i refuse to accept that future. >> the president spoke about economic concerns, iran and other trouble spots across the world. >>> now the u.s. delegation walked out during the u.n. speech. it happened after he said many people believe americans were behind the september 11th terror attacks that he said were staged in an attempt to assure israel's survival. the delegation later issued a statement calling his statements vile and dell aougzal. >>> the number of people filing first time unemployment claims went up for the first time in four weeks. first time jobless claims rose by 12,000 to a adjusted 465,000. analysts say the increase suggests that jobs remain scarce and companies are still cutting workers. continuing claims fell by 48,000 to just more than 4 1/2 million. >>> now, the new unemployment numbers pushed wall street down. stocks fell after the report was released. the dow lost 77 points nasdaq fell 7 1/2. the democrat-controlled congress is sending president barack obama a bill to help small businesses. assisting them with easy kred skpeut give them other incentives to expand and hire more workers. it passed across party lines. and federal funds and they cut taxes on businesses big and small. >>> holiday hiring is already on the minds of large retail stores. within the next month macy's says it plans to add jobs at bay area locations. sal takes a closer look at the potential opportunities. roeurz macy's announced it will hire 65,000 seasonal workers nationwide for the 2010 holiday season. a slight increase from last year. some say a sign the retailer expects an improvement in holiday sale >> they have to do well during the retail season. this is make or break for a store like macy's. that they are hiring it means they feel optimistic. >> reporter: one reason for that macy's says they expect same-store sales to be up between three and 3-1/2% in the last part of the year. macy's wants to improve customerrer is vase that was not staffed correctly last season. >> they got bad marks last holiday season for their service. i think they are trying to make up for that this year. >> reporter: carla is a wardrobe consultant and personal shopper. her clients are spending more on clothing this year. >> i am seeing it. my clients are feeling better about everything in general. the economy in general. >> reporter: not everyone says they are going to spend more. >> i am generally a penny pincher any way so even in good times i watch my budget. >> probably less. yes. unless we go wild and just spend. >> i think we are going to keep it about the same. >> reporter: it will be on nights and weekends and end after the holiday season. hiring should begin in early october, back to you. >>> mom and pop coffee shop are closing its doors. yellow wood coffee and tea opened five years ago. but the sluggish economy and the loss of a major tenant next door hit the business hard. the owner said she tried to negotiate with the landlord over lease terms but did not get anywhere. that marks the 14th store to leave. it is scheduled to close for good tomorrow. >>> the decision is in on tomorrow's high school football game of the week. this week's match up is heritage high school against james logan high. we will have a preview for you tomorrow and full game highlights on the 10:00 news over on ktvu. you can send your photo and video footage to ktvu.com to air in our sports segment at 10:00. >>> coming up on bay area news at 7:00. a robot ventures deep into bay area waters to help save off a environmental disaster lurking below. bay area temperatures are on the rise. meteorologist mark tamia will tell us if and when they will hit woman: did you bring the camera phone? man: i did. do you wanna go first? i've been waiting for this all day. ok, this is from... aunt stacey. introducing chase quickdeposit. just photograph the front and back of your check using the chase mobile app on your iphone, and hit send. it went through. this is so cool. this is so cool. you wanna try it? yea. ok. all right. who's next? make a deposit from anywhere, anytime-- with your iphone. to mister and misses walker. why would they send my parents a check? chase what matters. ♪ . >>> dog lovers take note. they launched a new web site listing where you can walk your dog on leech and off leech. it is goal is to enable pets to enjoy the outdoors without tk- blging natural resources. you can find the site on our home page at ktvu.com. >>> dog or no dog people will be out this weekend. things might get tricky later on. >> that is right, gasia, the next couple of days, warm, more of the extreme heat it will be building back into the forecast area in the five-day forecast. we will see that coming up in a little bit. right now in the maps, mostly clear skies. there is the fog bank out shore. you can see it in the pacific. the clear skies over the portion of the bay area. maybe a patch or two developing. but, right now, mostly clear skies, we also have a full moon looking out to the bay. and relatively mild. right now, checking in. 62 degrees. as far as the temperatures today across the region we warmed up eight to 16 degrees warmer than yesterday's highs. can see the 70s out in san francisco and oakland. 79, the warmest locations in the 80s. the first thing tomorrow morning off to a cool start out there. santa rosa, 45 degrees. nap a47, san jose, 54. this area of high pressure will continue to build in. as a result in the five-day forecast we have pretty hot temperatures especially for sunday and monday. monday the warmest locations inland could be on either side of 100 degrees. that will be the hottest day of the up coming period. but, at least between now and then plenty of sunshine out there and the temperatures will continue to be zooming outward. for tomorrow morning, mostly clear skies, cool, once again, we could have a patch or two of fog developing. middle 40s to the 50s and then into the afternoon hours. more sunshine. there is the temperature range from right around 70 for the beaches, the temperatures inland on track to reach the lower 90s. 92 to 93 degrees. the numbers for your friday afternoon. santa rosa, 89. fairfield, 90 degrees. richmond, 79. around the rim of the bay, upper 70s to the lower 80s. the warmest locations on track to reach lower 90s. these temperatures will check in right around 3:00 or 4:00 in the morning. san jose tops out at 85. morgan hill around 90, gillmore, 89 degrees, san fran, beautiful in the upper 70s. pacificca, 71. look at santa cruz, 80 degrees. here is the look ahead the five- day forecast warming up nicely. still the warm side, middle 70s for the coast. warmest locations inland around 94 to 95 degrees. we will continue to heat up sunday and monday. that will be the hottest day of the period. the temperatures at the beach
KICU
Sep 2, 2010 7:00pm PDT
,. it is thursday september 2nd i'm gasia mikaelian this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> at this hour at the scene of a plane crash that killed three people in redwood city including a bay area businessman. two bodies remain inside of that plane that is submemoried in six -- submerged in six feet of water. the plane went down shortly before noon today after taking off from the san car loss airport. one of the victims is identified as 91-year-old robert foreman, the pilot and the pilot's girlfriend also died in this crash. >> it just sounded like it was having a hard time accelerating. i looked up and just saw it and then i looked down and i heard a big boom and the guy across from me said om my god, the plane just went down so i ran to the lake. >> they pulled the body from the female victim shortly after the crash. the other two victims were dead but have not yet removed the bodies from the wreckage so the national transportation safety board could investigate. the ntsb arrived two hours ago. at this point there is no word on when they phrab to recover the other victims. you can find ou
KICU
Sep 29, 2010 7:00pm PDT
7:00. >>> good evening. it is wednesday, september 29. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >> a bay area postal carrier is recuperating after a training attack by a pair of dogs predict happening today in the 5,000 block in san jose >> that mail carrier was right outside this house and he was attacked and neighbors heard his screams and came out to help. >> reporter: the mail carrier was on his regular routes around 10:30 when he came to this house. two dogs crashed through a fence and attacked him. neighbors say they heard him scream. >> i heard a bloodcurdling yelp. it was terrific. >> reporter: he was bleeding from wounds on his leg and foot. >> used and over, holding himself, bleeding and saying, i got bid by a dog and he was trying to get back to his truck. >> reporter: she says she called 911. >> blood was going all over the place and he was sweating and shaking and he was scared. >> reporter: animal control officers capture the two dogs, a 10-year-old german shepherd and a lab pitbull mix. officers say that god had caused trouble in 2,006 and the owner
KICU
Sep 22, 2010 7:00pm PDT
is wednesday, september 22. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> we begin with developing news right now along the pacific coast just north of santa cruz about 4:30 p.m. on the cliffs between santa cruz and davenport. park rangers say two men fell about 25 feet down a cliff and were identified only as 23-year- old and 25-year-old man from patterson california. rescuers carried the first victim to awaiting helicopters and then airlifted him to a hospital. minutes later the second victim was airlifted out as well. there is no word yet on how the false happened. >>> a battle is brewing over a burger restaurant in the east bay that involves plans for a new in and out burger at that one city wants in and some neighbors would keep out. it is in pleasant hill and allie rasmus is alive at a speech while not far there -- at a in-n-out not far from there. >> reporter: if you take a look at the drive-through it's packed to the line of cars goes all the way out to be middle of the street and this is what one group of neighbors is worrying about. >> the beginning of the
KICU
Sep 6, 2010 7:00pm PDT
area news at 7:00. >> good evening, it is monday, september 6 created i am i am gasia mikaelian. we begin tonight with developing news in the north bay. crews are still at the scene of an oil spill. putting wildlife potentially at risk in jana katsuyama is life with an update on how the cleaning operation is going with oh gasia, we are right next to the petaluma river and i saw a little bit of a sheen going across the top of the river and over there by the bridge on washington street you can see that way boom they put up there and officials tell us that anywhere from 200 up to 600 gallons of oil they believed was spilled into the petaluma river they put up this containment boom to keep it from spreading into new areas while they try and clean up this mess. a official say this is what caused the oil spill, a 90-ton tugboat sticking out of the petaluma river making gallons of oil from its hole and they discovered that spill after getting a call at 8:18 this morning's. >> we noticed a large dark substance this morning. >> reporter: eye this afternoon to sheen had sped along a two and a
KICU
Sep 8, 2010 7:00pm PDT
gasia mikaelian and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> a chain reaction had done a crash has sent for people to the hospital and the crash happened about 5:00 on a grand avenue offramp created a debris truck had exited the interstate and was coming downhill when it slammed into the back of a car setting up the chain reaction. they told police that the brakes failed in four people were transported to the hospital but none suffered life- threatening -ish stomach injury san francisco person describe for us what happened the. >> consistent impacting the back of our -- and one person described for us what happened like it was consistent impact on the back of our band he or. >> thirteen vehicles were involved including the truck and the highway patrol tells us the grand avenue offramp is expected to be close until 9:00 tonight. >>> a project to extend our service cleared a big hurdle today pre-at the metropolitan transit authority is proposing money. >> reporter: a big chunk of cash will replace the bus service with the bar airport connector rail line but there are still roadblocks before t
KICU
Sep 27, 2010 7:00pm PDT
evening. it's monday, september 27. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. the. >>> governor arnold schwarzenegger put california's first execution since 20006 on hold. the execution of convicted killer albert brown had been scheduled to take place just after midnight tomorrow. the governor issued a 45 hour delay until 9:00 p.m. thursday the state attorney general's office announced it would place all future executions on hold. rob roth explains today's development. >> reporter: the delay will give the courts time to weigh in on the state's legal injection protocol and also today california attorney general jerry brown announced a halt all executions in california beginning friday's. >> there's a shortage of a key drug used in executions that renders inmates unconscious. the attorney general's office said this office will recommend that future executions be scheduled when the california department of corrections and rehabilitation expects the drugs to be available. the statement did not say when that would be and a spokesman declined to be interviewed. officials
KICU
Sep 15, 2010 7:00pm PDT
evening. it is wednesday, september 15. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. >> the governor spent about an hour in san bruno late this afternoon to read the neighborhoods devastated by the deadly pipeline explosion. the governor was briefed by the national transportation board which is conducting the investigation into what triggered the blast. today he praised the quick response of emergency crews and promised that the investigation would be transparent to the mac if it was the fault of someone or something that had not been maintained you will know. there's no hiding of information i can guarantee you that. >> he also said his thoughts and prayers are with the family's. >> pg&e took almost two hours to shut up the gas lines and many lawmakers wondered why it took so long and whether new technology would have saved lives and homes. jana katsuyama investigated the delay. she asked the president some tough questions. she is live in san bruno now with more. >> reporter: gasia, two of day i asked pg&e's president on whether or not any gas lines have automatic shutoff v
KICU
Sep 3, 2010 7:00pm PDT
:00. >> good evening. it is friday, september 3. kayseven. investigators -- i am gasia mikaelian. investigators recovered human remains today in the search started after a kayaker spotted a school and now as robert handa reports crews have found much more. >> reporter: search team were in the marine headlands, they recalled 600 feet down a cliff looking for human remains. the us park police rangers and berlin county sheriff's investigators converged here after a kayaker on monday reported seeing a human skull in the co- >> we do not know whether or not -- it is precautionary for us. >> reporter: the skull and several other phones appear to be those of an adult and have been here for a year and the remains along with clothes and jewelry have not given investigators in indication whether it's a man only women. visitors were rattled by the discovery especially when they heard the victims may have fallen from the point where they were standing. >> it freaks me out a lot. that is the first thing i said to him i am holding on to you because that's what scares me to. >> reporter: the wind and truly ma
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm PDT
state is in a real mess. >> frank somerville, gasia mikaelian. complete area news coverage. from the state capitol and move r it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. >>> vallejo is a city in bankruptcy and got more bad news today when one of its oldest companies, the 7-up bottling company, decided to pull up stakes in just two weeks from now. tom vacar is live tonight in vallejo with details and also the silver lining that he found. tom? >> reporter: well frank, at 12% is a lab oh county shares the bay area's largest unemployment rate. after six decades they are learning the 7 up plant and the 90 jobs will soon be gone. >> it kills the economy in which the terms are even worse now. >> >> this plant's production will be sent to three other northern california plants. the plant's owner, dr. pepper- snap will group says some will be transferred, others will get severance packages. in our
KICU
Sep 10, 2010 7:00pm PDT
those that braved the intense heat to save the lives of others. i'm gasia mikaelian, this is bay area news at 7:00. a team of federal investigators arrived this afternoon to determine the cause of last night's deadly gas pipe explosion and a briefing during the past hour, we were told that the blast and fire destroyed 37 homes. eight more were damaged. the gas line explosion has left a huge crater in its wake. we have a live look at the crater and the force of the blast launched a large section of the steel pipeline yards away to a nearby street. tonight they say they will look at the pipeline's maintenance history, safety records, and how much pressure it was carries. ying. they will also investigate the people who operated the line. they want to hear from witnesses and investigators got their first look at the devastation. >> my immediate skaechlt -- assessment was the area that was flattened, charred houses and disappeared. it was just amazing scene of instruction. >> it could take over a year to complete. >>> four people are confirmed dead as a result of that fireball. officials s
FOX
Sep 3, 2010 6:00pm PDT
for now. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> and i'm frank somerville. for all of us here at channel 2, thank you for joining us. we'll see you at 10:00 everyone. have a good night.
KICU
Sep 20, 2010 7:00pm PDT
. it is monday, september 20. i am gasia mikaelian, and this is bay area news at 7:00. we begin tonight with developing news where people who live in a large apartment complex are being told to stay inside their homes today during a police investigation pre-at this chapter to us about that scene on the 5500 block of eucalyptus stripy witnesses tell us there appears to be a female homicide victim inside one of the cars created again people in this complex near main street and highway 29 are being told to stay inside. >>> for the first time drivers can use this beauty on a freeway for a price. the polling open today along a 40-mile stretch between the pdfs and christien kafton is life tonight we're day one is in the process of winding down. >> reporter: the new 680 total expressly here is aimed at clearing congestion they said it had collected just the opposite and they are calling it a success and is preparing for lanes just like this around the bag. >> commuters got their first chance to try out the new expressly today paying for the privilege of using it created some drivers co
KICU
Sep 17, 2010 7:00pm PDT
lost in san bruno explosion. >> goodevening. i'm gasia mikaelian. this is bay area news at #:00. -- 7:00. a teenager is charged tonight after his car went out of control and spun into on coming traffic. the driver of the big rig koovent stop in time and rear ended the bmw. the five teenage boys inside the car were from nevada high school. >> i mean how could you not, and it's really a devastating situation to be in in the first place. >> one student died at the scene. two others were air lifted to the hospital with severe injuries and two more suffered minor injuries. they say that officers found several open beer cans inside the car. >>> a u.s. air way jet made a safe landing late this afternoon after the pilot noticed smoke in th cockpit. it landed in san francisco just after 5:00 p.m.. the airline says the 757 was 1,000 miles over the pacific when the pilot declared an emergency. 175 passengers and 6 crew members were on board. the airline is bringing in another plane to take the passengers to hawaii. >>> investigators searching for what caused last week's mass f gas line say
KICU
Aug 31, 2010 7:00pm PDT
restaurant in an east bay city. >> good evening. it's tuesday august 31st. i'm gasia mikaelian. tonight we're hearing voice recordings from an airplane that made an emergency landing after one of its engine died in air. >> engine number four has died. >> you can land right now. >> just after midnight when that manage malfunctioned the pilot dumped about 100 fuels over the pacific before landing safely at sfo. some of the passengers called it a terrifying experience. we have reaction in this report. >> flight 74 bound for sidney australia sat at the gate for most of the morning until they moved it to a maintenance ramp. >> we were about half an headquarter into the flight, and there was very strong shutter. >> neil dusty was one of 231 people on board. >> people on the right-hand side of the plane seemed shocked, and apparently there was some flames coming out of that side of the plane. >> the plane started to shake a little bit, and yeah, just an uncomfortable vibration, and a push, and feel something was wrong. >> the problem, one of the plane's four engines exploded. these pictures ta
KICU
Sep 13, 2010 7:00pm PDT
. it is monday, september 13. i am gasia mikaelian and this is bay area news at 7:00. >>> what was that? >> as investigators try to figure out what caused the deadly explosion in san bruno we are getting a new look at the inferno created a resident shot this video on his iphone from his yard shortly after the blasts. he told authorities he only had minutes to find his dog and escape. . his home only suffered minor damage could many others were not so fortunate. many who live in the area got their first look at the devastated neighborhood. pg&e says it will get each household as much as $50,000 with no strings attached. on investigation the ntsb said it has finished its work and will begin to examine documents and records subpoenaed in the excavation that occurred we are looking at as far back as we can go. >> in the coming days they will begin interviewing employees and witnesses. >> we are learning more tonight about the victims of the fireball following some conflicting information print here's what we found out. they corner confirms four fatalities. three people are missing and
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Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm PDT
firestorm. that's in 30 minutes. that's our report for now. i'm gasia mikaelian. >> i'm frank somerville. for all of you, thanks so much for joining us. have a good evening, everyone. the guys who drive a heavy duty truck, have some heavy duty demands. like enough horsepower and torque to get out of just about any situation. a payload that beats the other guys flat out. a frame sturdy enough to bear up a max towing capacity that's over 10 tons. and a braking system tough enough to bring it all to a stop. heavy duty demands? gentlemen, your truck is ready.
KICU
Sep 9, 2010 11:30pm PDT
plume. we want to go to our newsroom now. gasia mikaelian, she has a picture showing us exactly what it looked like then and what it looks like now. >> what i'm going to show you is pictures that we were able to take from the ground. we've seen a lot of aerial pictures, but these pictures show what it was like in the very beginning. remember this fire has been going now for about four hours. these pictures, we haven't been able to show you before. but this reenforces exactly what that young woman who was speaking to amber lee was saying. she said it's not like one house was on fire, it was like the entire neighborhood was on fire. one of the photographers, this is bryan carmandie, we spoke with him live on the air a couple of hours ago, he was the one that was up close about as close as you can get without jeopardizing your own safety, and he said that one of the fire crews took his own personal vehicle to take one of the wounded residents to the hospital. so these pictures are coming from him, from bryan carmendie. that is just a frame of the home that is left. they just look like t
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Sep 9, 2010 10:00pm PDT
now. gasia mikaelian, she has a picture showing us exactly what it looked like then and what it looks like now. >> what i'm going to show you is pictures that we were able to take from the ground. we've seen a lot of aerial pictures, but these pictures show what it was like in the very beginning. remember this fire has been going now for about four hours. these pictures, we haven't been able to show you before. but this reenforces exactly what that young woman who was speaking to amber lee was saying. she said it's not like one house was on fire, it was like the entire neighborhood was on fire. one of the photographers, this is bryan carmandie, we spoke with him live on the air a couple of hours ago, he was the one that was up close about as close as you can get without jeopardizing your own safety, and he said that one of the fire crews took his own personal vehicle to take one of the wounded residents to the hospital. so these pictures are coming from him, from bryan carmendie. that is just a frame of the home that is left. they just look like toothpicks. it's almost like the pictur
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Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm PDT
under way in the bay area. >>> good evening i'm gasia mikaelian. julie haener has the night off. >>> i'm frank somerville. a freemont officer shot in the line of duty is recovering tonight but is still sedated. the shoot out happened one week ago, and today the wife of officer todd young was emotion as she spoke publicly about her husband for th
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Sep 2, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. >> investigators search for what caused the planes to go down. ktvu's robert handa live in redwood city where he spoke to witnesses to the crash. >> reporter: gasia, we're here along the redwood shores lagoon where we've been watching divers and rescuers trying to remove two more bodies from the wreckage which at this hour is still under water. the incident and the possible identity of the one of the victims have people here reeling. a lot of people saw the engine plane nose dive into the water just before noon today. the plane contained a pilot and two passengers, took off from san carlos airport. the redwood shores lagoon is surrounded by businesses. and quite a few people told us that they saw the plane was in trouble before it hit the lagoon. >> a big splash, a big thump. >> i saw the wing turn very sharply. i saw it come straight down, as i recall there was a slight spin as it went into the water. >> reporter: the sheriff department rescued divers as well as the coast guard. one body, a woman was found outside the wreckage. >> i don't know what happened,
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Sep 29, 2010 10:00pm PDT
i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm gasia mikaelian. tonight meg whitman is defending herself following allegations that she hired illegals. alred claims she was warned in 2003 but didn't fire diaz until she prepared for her run for governor. >> the way she treat me as if i was not a human being. >> reporter: the timing of the accusations are potentially devastating. just last night in her first debate, whitman called for a crack down, even employers who hired illegal immigrants. but are the charges true? >> the charges are not true. the charges are absolutely not true. >> she said that you were abusive, pregnancy discrimination, you humiliated her. >> it's a lie. she was a great employees, we had a great relationship. it's a lie. >> reporter: nikki diaz a former housekeeper and celebrity attorney gloria alred made the announcement. >> we signed her through a temporary company. there was no reason why we would think she was illegal at all. we had to let her go that very day. we said gosh nikki, you can't work for us anymore. >> reporter: the whitman campaign says consider the source glo
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. heavy duty demands? gentlemen, your truck is ready. >>> good evening. i'm gasia mikaelian. julie haener has the night off. >> i'm frank somerville. >>> we begin tonight in san bruno where we now know more about that deadly gas explosion. the lead agency investigate the disaster just wrapped up a press conference. the ntsb is now reporting that there are four dead but only three missing persons, initially we thought there were four missing persons. a large part of the neighborhood continues to be considered a crime scene. the main focus today of the ntsb's investigation was the
KICU
Sep 29, 2010 11:30pm PDT
knew it. good evening everybody i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm gasia mikaelian. tonight meg whitman is defending herself following allegations that she hired illegals. alred claims she was warned in 2003 but didn't fire diaz until she prepared for her run for governor. >> the way she treat me as if i was not a human being. >> reporter: the timing of the accusations are potentially devastating. just last night in her first debate, whitman called for a crack down, even employers who hired illegal immigrants. but are the charges true? >> the charges are not true. the charges are absolutely not true. >> she said that you were abusive, pregnancy discrimination, you humiliated her. >> it's a lie. she was a great employees, we had a great relationship. it's a lie. >> reporter: nikki diaz a former housekeeper and celebrity attorney gloria alred made the announcement. >> we signed her through a temporary company. there was no reason why we would think she was illegal at all. we had to let her go that very day. we said gosh nikki, you can't work for us anymore. >> reporter: the whitma
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm PDT
evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> i'm gasia mikaelian. we will get to that story later on but right now breaking news. it's happening at sfo, a u.s. airplane flight number 432 has just been forced to make an emergency landing. that flight 432 was on its way from phoenix to sfo. we'll have pictures of this story as soon as we get them. >>> back to that deadly crash at happened in nevado today with a bus full of students and a cattle truck. tonight one boy is dead and many others are injured. live now in nevado with more, allie rasmus. >> reporter: many students here found out through texts and cell phone messages that one of their classmates had died and four others injured in this accident. they say it was fast enough to cause the driver to lose control as he tried to navigate this curve. the car swerved and ended up backwards into oncoming traffic. >> you see a deep gouge, a grind mark you could say in the path. >> reporter: the semi truck filled with cattle could not stop and swerved. a passenger in the backseat of this car died on impact. two others were air lifted with wha
KICU
Sep 13, 2010 11:30pm PDT
new phase. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> what may be a significant development regarding the cause of the deadly explosion and fire that obliterated dozens of homes in san bruno. we learned a key area of focus is a weld on a curved section of pipe at the point that exploded. more on that in a moment. also today came word from pg&e that it will spend up to $100 million to help victims of the fire with some money made available by the end of the week. we have team coverage tone, lloyd lacuesta was at the briefing. amber lee talked with residents about pg&e's offer to help but we begin with ken wayne. he was at the town hall meeting that just wrapped up within the hour. >> reporter: this town hall was supposed to end at 9:30. people are now just beginning to trickle out. a lot of questions here from very worried san bruno residents, including what is going to happen to that pg&e gas pipeline that exploded last week. >> we need to really understand what happens. we know our line rocky mount youred. we don't know hye. we need to make sure befo
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Sep 13, 2010 10:00pm PDT
new phase. i'm frank somerville. >> i'm gasia mikaelian in for julie haener. >> what may be a significant development regarding the cause of the deadly explosion and fire that obliterated dozens of homes in san bruno. we learned a key area of focus is a weld on a curved section of pipe at the point that exploded. more on that in a moment. also today came word from pg&e that it will spend up to $100 million to help victims of the fire with some money made available by the end of the week. we have team coverage tone, lloyd lacuesta was at the briefing. amber lee talked with residents about pg&e's offer to help but we begin with ken wayne. he was at the town hall meeting that just wrapped up within the hour. >> reporter: this town hall was supposed to end at 9:30. people are now just beginning to trickle out. a lot of questions here from very worried san bruno residents, including what is going to happen to that pg&e gas pipeline that exploded last week. >> we need to really understand what happens. we know our line rocky mount youred. we don't know hye. we need to make sure befo
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Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm PDT
inside job. >>> good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and gasia mikaelian, we begin with developing news. a tug boat leaked oil and fuel into the petaluma river. some things are still in question, including how much oil spilled. >> reporter: just a short time ago we spoke to people from the department of fish and game. we're over here by the petaluma bridge, just a short time ago we could see smart plumes of oil. we are upstream from where that leak occurred. but the tide pushed it inland. the fire batallion chief does say that they are worried about environmental impact. officials say that the sheen right now is estimated to have spread across about a 2-mile area. we could see the gear oil floating on the surface up and down the river. for about nine hours, the fire department has been placing booms frying booms -- trying to keep it from spreading. >> the area where the leak started from, boomed off, we're also currently working the spill into the basin which is the area of the downtown area of petaluma. >> right now a clean up crew has been called in to try to get the o
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